Canadian QB Casey Bauman signed by Los Angeles Chargers as NFL undrafted free agent

Photo courtesy: Augustana University

Canadian quarterback Casey Bauman has signed with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent, according to a report from TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

Bauman was raised along the border in Sumas, Wash. but qualified for Canadian citizenship through his mother, Kelli, who was born in Abbotsford, B.C. He was added to the 2024 CFL Draft in early March.

The six-foot-six, 229-pound passer has started the past two seasons at Augustana University, a Division II program located in Sioux Falls, S.D. He completed 61.0 percent of his passes for 4,160 yards, 43 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions over 21 games with the Vikings and rushed for 572 yards and six touchdowns.

Bauman started his collegiate career at Montana State where he spent three seasons, completing 51.1 percent of his passes for 477 yards and two touchdowns. He went 2-1 as a starter, helping the Bobcats defeat Southeast Missouri and Western Illinois in 2019.

At the CFL Combine last month, Bauman clocked a 4.86-second forty-yard dash, 7.28-second three-cone, and 4.33-second short shuttle. He also jumped 33 inches in the vertical and 117 inches in the broad jump.

Bauman was not regarded as an early-round prospect in the 2024 CFL Draft, which is slated for Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET. His unexpected NFL opportunity throws a significant wrench into his stock.